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The New MegaUpload Will Dish Out 50GB Of Cloud Storage For Free

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    The new MegaUpload will dish out 50GB of cloud storage for free | News | Geek.com (click for full article)

    Jan. 17, 2013 (3:40 pm) By: Lee Mathews


    "In just a few more days, MegaUpload will be reborn as Kim Dotcom's new Mega service. The larger-than-life Dotcom has been boisterous (as always) in making his excitement known about the completely re-built cloud storage service, and now he's dangling some additional carrots for potential users. First up: those who register for a free account on Mega will receive a whopping 50GB of storage for their files.


    That's a heck of a lot more space than any other service on the web. Popular options like Dropbox and Sugarsync typically offer 2-5GB at no charge, with additional free space offered for referrals. Microsoft provided existing SkyDrive users with a fairly generous 25GB when the service was re-launched prior to the release of Windows 8, but even that is only half what's Mega is providing. Box.net is really about the only service that's been this generous, running several promotions in the past for new owners of devices like the BlackBerry PlayBook or HP TouchPad and once to try and lure iOS users away from iCloud.


    Dotcom is also excited because he and the EFF are working together to reclaim users' data. If their efforts are successful, Dotcom says that files will be automatically moved to accounts on the new service for easy retrieval. Beyond returning the long-lost data, he also wants to bestow premium account status on the new Mega to former MegaUpload premium users. Dotcom's legal eagles say that's not possible just yet, but they're working on it.


    You can almost hear the teeth grinding away in Hollywood if you listen really hard. While the MegaUpload takedown looked like a major victory for copyright groups in the beginning, it looks like the celebration might have been a little premature."
     
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    Kim Dotcom: New Mega Site Is Legal, Not Revenge For Megaupload Saga (click for full article)

    "Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed file-sharing website Megaupload, said his new "cyberlocker" was not revenge on U.S. authorities who planned a raid on his home, closed Megaupload and charged him with online piracy for which he faces jail if found guilty.


    Dotcom said his new offering, Mega.co.nz, which will launch on Sunday even as he and three colleagues await extradition from New Zealand to the United States, complied with the law and warned that attempts to take it down would be futile.


    "This is not some kind of finger to the U.S. government or to Hollywood," Dotcom told Reuters at his sprawling estate in the bucolic hills of Coatesville, just outside Auckland, New Zealand, a country known more for sheep, rugby and the Hobbit than flamboyant tech tycoons.


    "Legally, there's just nothing there that could be used to shut us down. This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors," he said, referring to other popular cloud storage services.


    His lawyer, Ira Rothken, added that launching the site was compliant with the terms of Dotcom's bail conditions. U.S. prosecutors argue that Dotcom in a statement said he had no intention of starting a new internet business until his extradition was resolved."
     
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    Site is not responding as the whole world is trying to signup at once
     
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    Pirates beware: Kim Dotcom's Mega isn't the safe haven he says it is | The Verge (click for full article)

    "Kim Dotcom - the infamous, indefatigable internet entrepreneur with an unidentifiable European cadence and the bravado of a Bond villain - is back in our lives. Exactly a year after his website Megaupload was shut down due to charges of copyright infringement, Dotcom has come out with a new venture called Mega.


    Mega is ostensibly a cheap way to store files online, offering an insanely generous 50 GB of space for free. It also offers some additional security to protect your data from prying eyes, although the effectiveness has been challenged. Dotcom and his cofounders ran one of the world's most influential hubs for the market in pirated movies, so of course the new Mega has started attracting pirates - although not as many as you might expect. And with Mega's recent move to shut down the piracy facilitating third-party search engine mega-search.me, the new file-sharing site is starting to seem downright hostile to the file traders on whose backs Dotcom built an empire.


    So is Mega an attempt to design the perfect pirate's paradise? A trap for pirates, perhaps, set up by the feds? Or is Dotcom going legit, as he claims?"
     

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